Giarratana Nashville LLC has tapped Chicago-based Archer Western Contractors to serve as general contractor residential skyscraper 505, for which the developer is targeting a mid-November groundbreaking, according to a release.
Archer Western is affiliated with Chicago-based construction firm The Walsh Group Ltd. Engineering News-Record ranked the entity No. 13 for the nation’s contractors based on revenues.
“The Walsh Group has built many of the most admired high-rise condominium and apartment towers in Chicago,” Tony Giarratana said in the release. “We are pleased to have Archer Western Construction join our team as general contractor for 505.”
The top one-third of 505’s 550 residential units have been designed to be potentially sold as condos, with the rest being marketed as apartments.
To be located at the southwest corner of of the intersection of Fifth Avenue and Church Street, 505 is being developed through a public/private
partnership with the Metropolitan Development and Housing Agency.
Chicago-based Solomon Cordwell Buenz is designing 505 will feature 45 floors and is expected to be completed in late 2017. Preliminary site work is nearly complete.
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Patterson Real Estate Advisory Group officials say Terry Hughes recently moved from Indianapolis, where he worked at national development group Milhaus. Before that, he worked at CBRE as an investment properties broker.
“Nashville’s growth is readily apparent today, but it is a market that Patterson has been active in more than five years — always with the idea of establishing a formal presence when then time was right, and more importantly, the person was right,” said Lance Patterson, founder of Patterson. “We believe Nashville is just getting warmed up and we’re very excited to have Terry join our team.”
Five-year-old Patterson has closed more than 100 deals worth more than $2 billion in project value.
Nashville-based Giarratana Nashville LLC is targeting a mid-November groundbreaking for its 505 — a 543-foot tall skyscraper expected to dramatically alter the city’s skyline.
Tony Giarratana told the Post Tuesday afternoon that site preparation — including rock excavation, elevator and sump pits, and a crane pad — is nearly complete at the Church Street construction site (at which the Metro Development and Housing Agency is undertaking a combination retail and parking garage structure that will sit adjacent to 505). He added that the timetable for full-scale construction to start is on track.
To carry a price tag of approximately $155 million, 505 will offer 550 apartments. One-third of the units, spanning the building's top 16 floors, eventually might be sold as condos.
Giarratana is teaming with Chicago-based real estate company Jones Lang LaSalle on the project.
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